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"Infinite opportunity for the taking, but not your typical tech company benefits."

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Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Tons of opportunity to move around to different businesses
Lots of autonomy
Opportunity for ownership
Really smart people in business and tech
Fast paced

Cons

Lots of writing and analysis - everything must be proven
Company is very stingy (employee contribution for medical is high for the tech industry, cheap desks, etc.)

Advice to Management

It is easier to leave Amazon at one level and come back at a higher level than to promote.
We need to streamline promoting from within.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "An overall safe enviroment with many oppertunities to advance within the company."

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    Former Contractor - Integrity Coach in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Contractor - Integrity Coach in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Safety was a huge priority with Amazon. They personally train evey employee and expect each associate to meet a general quota by the end of a week. The overall facility is extremely well organized and clean. Generally, most associates are kind and willing to aid one another to ensure an overall success for the company.

    Cons

    At times, the quota to make is slightly out of reach for associates not physically fit for their position. There is no forwarning of the end of your assignment, so termination is swift and unforseen. Breaks are not given in full as associates are expected to be back at their stations exactly at the end of each break. To make it back to your station in time, you often have to cut your break short in order to avoid receiving a written warning from your area manager.

    Advice to Management

    All managers ask associates to make the general standards set by Amazon so no favortism takes place. Managers often offer advice to help increase the rate of associates not quite making their quota.


  2. "Worst Place I've ever worked"

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    Former Employee - Packer in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Packer in Spartanburg, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Staff Managment Group hires real quick. They don't even check back ground!

    Cons

    Hire through temp service. While being new hire you are treaten by there rules. Breaks and lunch start from your work station, cuts 7 minutes off. The older you are the harder the job is (manual labor).

    Advice to Management

    Quit telling lies to new hires. The harder you work, the better chance you have to become an Amazonian. You'll be one of the ones they keep. I'll put in a good word for you.

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